Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Citing the requests from both customers and vendors, the Sunday Westport Farmer’s Market at Saugatuck Congregational Church has been moved to an earlier start time—10 a.m.—and ending earlier at 1 p.m, organizers announced today.
The hours had been 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“This gives everyone an earlier start time to stock up on fresh Connecticut-grown or processed market goods,” said Mary Ann West, a church official, in a news release.
She said the market visitors can choose from a wide variety of produce, gluten-free and vegan cupcakes, fresh eggs, flowers, pies and baked goods, maple syrup, grass-fed organic beef, and bacon and sausage, each from Connecticut vendors.
“There is something for everyone—yummy food, goat milk based soap, local honey, and organic dog treats and pet items for those special pets,” West said.
Unique to the Sunday Farmer’s Market:—after market goods are donated by the market vendors to Park City Initiative in Bridgeport, which, in turn, helps feed 65 families healthy food each week.
In 2009, the vendors donated more than 10,000 pounds of vegetables, fruit, pies, loaves of bread and more to those in need every week, West said.
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Well this is disappointing. The original hours were perfect—we’d stop in after brunch. Now there are two farmers markets in Westport we can’t go to: the Thursday market because we work during the day and now the Sunday market because it now closes so early in the day. Churchgoers and brunch-goers are now out of luck.
couldn’t you go before brunch? it’s a lovely market! and I think it’s important to support them, especially since they are so generous to donate the extra food to needy families!! just a thought! Tracy